There are three reasons I made this bread:
1) I was craving bread
2) Yeast terrifies me (and funny enough, apparently I’m not alone in this fear)
3) Cougar Gold is pretty much the best thing in the whole wide world
Now go to Pullman, WA and get yourself some. Go to Ferdinand’s and pay $20 and buy a tin. It’s freezable, so you can use it through the winter.
Or for the rest of the week, which is probably how long it will last at my house. 🙂
Caramelized Onion & Cougar Gold Beer Bread
Adapted from: Caramelized Onion Beer Bread
Serving Size: 1 slice (1/16th)
Fat: 3.5 g
Carbs: 18.1 g
Fiber: 1.5 g
Protein: 4.4 g
1.5 C all-purpose flour
1.5 C whole wheat flour
1/2 white onion
1 tbs olive oil
4oz Cougar Gold Cheese (can substitute a strong hard cheddar, like TJ’s Unexpected Cheddar)
1 bottle (12 oz) lager (I used Henry Weinhard’s Blonde because it was cheapest)
1 tbs baking powder
1 tbs minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
Red Pepper Flakes (opt)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a 9×5 loaf pan.
In a saute pan over medium heat, saute the onions until soft. Add the minced garlic for the last few minutes.
In a bowl, mix the onions and garlic with the cheese. I used my Kitchenaid to really soften up the cheese, but if you’re hand mixing, crumble it up into small bite size pieces. Add the flour, beer, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. (Add the red pepper flakes here if you want!)
Pour the batter into the loaf pan, and bake for 50-60 minutes, until a fork can be inserted and removed cleanly.
Serve warm with butter. Amazing.